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EPA Issues New Guidance Document on Proper Ventilation Techniques During Spray Foam Applications

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Last year, in May 2010, NIOSH convened a meeting with key people from the spray foam industry, federal participants, and other vested groups to discuss the challenges of deploying ventilation technologies in the SPF application environment. Discussions included the variability of SPF operations, applications and worksites, typical practices, re-occupancy, overspray and barriers, and the use of natural and mechanical ventilation. ...

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Ignition Barriers and Thermal Barriers in Attics: International Residential Code (IRC) Requirements

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The 2009 International Residential Code establishes prescriptive and alternative performance requirements for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) plastic insulation when installed in residential attic applications to ensure adequate performance of foam in a fire. Meeting Code Requirements: There are two ways to meet the requirements for an ignition barrier or thermal barriers. The first way is the prescriptive requirements listed in the ...

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Unvented Attics for Existing Buildings

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As residential construction has slowed over the past few years, many insulation contractors have turned to weatherization projects that add insulation and air sealing to existing homes. For SPF contractors, one of the easiest and most accessible areas to insulate and air seal is the band joist and to create unvented attics and crawlspaces. Unvented attics can be easily created ...

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The Battle Against Severe Weather Disasters: Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam in Hurricane Zones

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Spray Foam Adhesives Proven to Strengthen Your Building’s Roof

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More and more hurricanes continue to slam to the U.S. coastline each year. In the past decade, billions of dollars worth of property damage and lost lives have prompted research and product development to help prevent this continued destruction to our homes and businesses. Since 1989, over $130 billion in losses were filed due to hurricane related insurance claims. A ...

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